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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 19 2016
$71,183
pledged of $384,000pledged of $384,000 goal
227
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 19 2016

About

Hear EVERYTHING!

The creator of the m.e.™ is an audio engineer, professional musician, and above all else - a music fan! John Kasha wanted to make digital audio sound better than you've ever heard before. He went to work and created a tiny, shiny chrome device that will change the way you hear music forever.

How Does It Work? 

What You Will Hear

With the flip of a switch, you will immediately hear the volume increase without any background noise. Everything will sound bigger, wider and with more body. You'll hear instruments and vocals you never heard before, just as the musicians intended. It's like being in a recording studio with professional audio equipment! 

Exceptional Pro Audio Performance

Audio engineers agree that there is a small group of measurements that will reveal the key characteristics and performance of almost any audio device "The Big Six". Level, THD+N, Frequency Response, Signal to Noise Ratio, Crosstalk and Phase. The chart represents a summary of the Big Six and how the m.e.™ performs.

Listening to music with the m.e.™ is like being in the front row VIP section at your favorite concert. If you're a music fan, you know it's the soundtrack of our lives. Now, you can finally experience music as it's meant to be heard.

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Features

  • One Device. Endless Applications. 
  • Live stage sound 
  • Hear your favorite music for the first time 
  • Boosts volume and dimension without noise or distortion 
  • Simple one button control 
  • Durable metal casing with chrome finish 
  • Lasts up to 80 hours without charging
  • Battery low indicator 
  • Charges in 15 minutes though USB port 
  • Removable key chain feature 
  • Smaller than a matchbook
  • Single chip design

Endless Applications


Watch People Experience It. 

John took the m.e.™ to the streets at music's biggest industry event, NAMM. Press play to see people experience it in action for the very first time! 

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See What the Pros Are Saying.

Musicians, producers and artists love it! Whether being used on American Idol or at a legendary Take 6 concert, the m.e.™ is helping pro-audio professionals deliver.

Rudy Sarzo - Hard rock/heavy metal bassist of Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Manic Eden and Dio

"The m.e™ is an immersive experience."

Paul Jackson Jr. - Paul Jackson Jr., musician/producer; American Idol band, The Tonight Show - the most recorded studio guitarist of all time.

"I'm floored...everything sounded better. The m.e.™ is a game changer."

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Alvin Chea - founding member of 10-time Grammy-winning Take 6

“Amazing…a rare experience." 

 Mauricio Guerrero- 6-time Grammy-winning producer/engineer

“It blew me away!” 

 Hannah Rose - country solo artist

“This pulls out every little sound that we put into a song...and it just brings it all together...and you hear everything."

Joe Di Blasi - studio musician, song writer and producer

"You hear every instrument and every detail of the mix. Whatever is recorded, the m.e.™ makes it POP."

Tone King Interview NAMM 2016

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Product Status

Kai Technologies has manufactured multiple first iterations of the m.e.™ and has settled on a slick, small and effective prototype. The existing prototype has been used in live performances on the American Idol stage, at Grammy-winning concerts and at a top university. The funds generated through this Kickstarter will allow Kai Technologies to produce the chip, manufacture the devices, package and ship to music fans all over the world.

Timeline

In the News

"Crowdfunding Campaign Launches for a New Audio Device called the m.e." ~July 13, 2016
"Crowdfunding Campaign Launches for a New Audio Device called the m.e." ~July 13, 2016
"Take 6 and Grammy Winning Producers and Artists Endorse New Crowdfunded Audio Device" ~July 12, 2016
"Take 6 and Grammy Winning Producers and Artists Endorse New Crowdfunded Audio Device" ~July 12, 2016
"Master Enhancer brings big stage sound to any earphones." ~July 6, 2016
"Master Enhancer brings big stage sound to any earphones." ~July 6, 2016
"m.e. Audio Enhancement Allows You To Hear Everything." ~July 12, 2016
"m.e. Audio Enhancement Allows You To Hear Everything." ~July 12, 2016
"m.e. Changes Music Forever?" ~July 14, 2016
"m.e. Changes Music Forever?" ~July 14, 2016
  

Join us to change music forever!

Risks and challenges

Kai Technologies, the team behind the m.e.™, has over 90 years of experience in product development, intellectual property, and the media/communication industries. We are fully equipped and ready to manufacture devices as soon as we reach our goal.

We are a small company and do run the risk of larger companies taking priority over us during the manufacturing phase. In that case, we may be subject to potential delays by third party. But rest assured, we're going to get this done!

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